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Plans to remove Caledonia blockade put on hold

CBC News:
Last Updated Sun, 21 May 2006 21:50:43 EDT

[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]

Plans to remove an aboriginal blockade of a road near Caledonia, Ont., have been delayed because area residents have set up a blockade of their own.

Janie Jamieson, a spokeswoman for the Six Nations, said Sunday the protesters are staying put until Caledonia residents allow the aboriginals to get through.

The second blockade began Friday night as part of a weekly demonstration by some members of the community near Hamilton who are frustrated by the aboriginal barricade on Highway 6.

Jamieson says the decision to remove the Six Nations blockade Monday morning was a goodwill gesture that they now regret.

The original blockade was erected in mid-April by Six Nations protesters who say a housing development is being built on land stolen from them more than 200 years ago.

Any inconvenience for area residents is negligible compared to the hundreds of years of abuse and neglect experienced by Six Nations members, Jamieson said.

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